Spunk Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do Walter and Elijah admire Spunk?

2. What does Joe clutch in his hand in Chapter 2?

3. Why does Elijah think Spunk is seeing Lena?

4. What do the men hear in the beginning of Chapter 2?

5. Who claims he was attacked from behind?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role do Walter and Elijah play in this story?

2. From whose perspective is Chapter 3 told?

3. Are there any surprise guests at Spunk's wake? Why is it a surprise?

4. What does Spunk seem to think the bobcat is?

5. How does the point of view affect the reader's perspective in Chapter 1?

6. Do you admire Spunk or despise him? Why?

7. Why do you think the court decided that Spunk acted out of self-defense?

8. What does the black bobcat represent?

9. Do you think there is any competition between Joe and Spunk? Why or why not?

10. How do others in the town treat Spunk? Why do they treat him this way?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hurston uses a narrative point of view throughout the entire play. Why do you think it was written this way? What are the pros and cons of using this point of view in this particular story?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters of Joe and Spunk. How are their lives different? How are the characters the same?

Essay Topic 3

Identify at least three instances of foreshadowing in Hurston's novel. Why would these instances be included? How would the story change if they had not been included?

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